School boards; race and ethnicity data. (SB1753)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; race and ethnicity data. Prohibits a local school board from using a student's race or ethnicity information for any purpose other than compliance with federal law, when the local school board requires a student or his parent to disclose such information and because of such federal law does not give an option for the student or his parent to designate "other" for the student's race or ethnicity. The bill also requires that for the purposes of a student's permanent record each local school board shall obtain information related to such student's race or ethnicity in a manner that provides such option to designate "other." Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2019Presented and ordered printed 19101921D
01/18/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1753)
01/31/2019Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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